Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Oscar R. Woods

Oscar R. Woods, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at UT Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Oscar was loved by everyone and was retired from KUB. He was an avid University of Tennessee fan. He was preceded in death by son, Ronald A. Woods and parents, E.C. and Mary Woods, and Alice [Read more…]

Carol K. Ridenour

Carol Knight Ridenour, “Pooh”, age 83, passed away peacefully at home with her family and close friends. Carol graduated from Old Knoxville High School, class of 1950. She was employed at Miller’s Department Store and retired from Baptist Hospital. She was also an active member of the Sewing Arts & Fashion Guild. Carol is survived [Read more…]

Samuel W. Weaver III,

Samuel Whidbee Weaver III, Attorney, LT Colonel USAFR, 86, passed away at his home in Knoxville on Tuesday, June 21, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mavis Weaver; daughter Marguerite “Ginny” Weaver Proffitt of LaFollette; step-son William “Bill” Foster of Knoxville; step-daughter Julie Riddle of Jackson; as well [Read more…]

Kathy L. Lawson

Kathy L. Lawson, age 60, passed away on June 20, 2016. Kathy was a loving and kind person. She was a longtime member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her husband, Steve Lawson; daughter, Wendi Patrick; son, Steve “P-nut” Lawson; granddaughters, Tonesia and Lonesia Patrick; brother, John [Read more…]

George Thomas “Tom” Mitchell, Jr.

   George Thomas “Tom” Mitchell, Jr. passed away June 17, 2016. Tom was born June 27, 1946 and grew up in Shelbyville, TN. After high school, Tom moved to Louisville, KY to study electronics. His persistent nature landed him a job with IBM. His career transferred his family to Rochester, MN in 1977 for management [Read more…]

M. Dolores Ferguson

Margaret “Dolores” Ferguson, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on June 19, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, she was always loving and taking care of others. Dolores worked at Fort Sanders West Fitness Center for over 16 years. She will always be remembered for [Read more…]

W. Marie Wagoner

W. Marie (King) Wagoner, age 89, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 after a long illness. A loving, kind and hardworking woman, Marie will always be remembered for her love of family, flowers, country music and Tennessee football. Retired twice she spent her last 16 working years as a Walmart greeter. She was preceded in [Read more…]

Sydnee I. Doherty

Sydnee Ione Smith Doherty left us peacefully on June 12, 2016, though she would rather have stayed a little longer with those she loved. Sydnee was born December 31, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Grosse Point Farms, and went on to graduate from Mercy College with a degree [Read more…]

Ruth A. Mims

Ruth Ann Weese Mims, of Powell, TN, passed to her heavenly home on June 8, 2016, after suffering a stroke. Ruth was a native of Epworth, Georgia and met her true love, Leroy, while working at the K25 plant in Oak Ridge, TN. She was a devoted wife and mother. Ruth began working for KCDC in [Read more…]

Larry A. Mikolowski

Larry A. Mikolowski, age 78, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 after a period of declining health. Formerly of Michigan and Florida, Larry made his home in Tennessee following retirement and was a member of Foursquare Church.  A generous and humble man, Larry will always be remembered for his [Read more…]

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